Until relatively recently, being a professional athlete was not particularly lucrative, let alone a full-time job. In the 1950s and 1960s, many players worked in the off-season in order to make ends meet. In contrast to the celebrity lifestyle of today’s quarterbacks, Johnny Unitas spent the off-season working at
Ochocinco will still be a millionaire with a television show even if he is living with a fan. But he’ll be a little closer to the rest of us. Unlike those celebrities who make outrageous demands for a thousand white roses or cannot tolerate the presence of a single brown M&M, all Ochocinco wants is to live with someone with an Xbox and an Internet connection (presumably so he can play online video games). Ochocinco’s choice of housing arrangements is goofy but also fun. Even if athletes aren’t working side by side with fans these days, it’s still pretty neat that they’re playing Call of Duty with them instead.